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NJ lawmaker introducing bill to legalize marijuana

Local News | Mar 24, 2014

NJ lawmaker introducing bill to legalize marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is planning to introduce a bill that would legalize marijuana, but it’s not likely to go far as long as Chris Christie is governor.

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, is planning a news conference Monday to detail his plan.

New Jersey already allows medical marijuana, but its law for that program is perhaps the nation’s most restrictive.

Christie last year signed a law making some changes to the program, including selling edible forms of cannabis to children who qualify. But he said at the time he would not liberalize the law any farther.

Colorado and Washington have laws legalizing recreational marijuana sales.